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BMC Pulmonary Medicine

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Switch of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a pilot study

  • Sarah Orfanos1Email author,
  • Dany Jaffuel2,
  • Christophe Perrin3,
  • Nicolas Molinari4,
  • Pascal Chanez5 and
  • Alain Palot5
BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:50

Received: 23 September 2016

Accepted: 4 March 2017

Published: 14 March 2017

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Original Submission
23 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Aleksander Kania
12 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - RABEC Claudio
9 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sarah Orfanos
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - RABEC Claudio
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12890-017-0391-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Aix-Marseille University, Faculté de médecine
Département de Pneumologie, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, CHRU de Montpellier
Service de Pneumologie, Pôle des Spécialités Médicales, Centre Hospitalier de Cannes
INSERM U1046, Université de Montpellier 1 et Département Médical d’Information, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Clinique des Bronches, Allergies et du Sommeil, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, France et INSERM U1067, CNRS UMR 7333 Aix Marseille Université